both they and the person that stole the classified data did not understand what they were looking at. the web tool counts metadata records from around the world that displays the totals of several different formats. the sources of the meta-data in the data legally collected by the nsa
under various authorities as well as data provided to nsa
by foreign partners. to be perfectly clear this is not information that we collected on european citizens.
it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our country's and in support of military operations. >> so if i understand you crack me this information was likely collected external from the country in which it may have been reported in defense of operations ongoing in the world in which nato participates is that correct? >> that is correct. >> and so let me just ask you